Job title: Senior Strategic Buyer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Expertise: Supply Chain Management
Skills: buyer category manager
Location: Manufacture
Job published: 01/06/2021
Job ID: 30109

Job Description

Senior Strategic Buyer (Life Sciences/Bio Technology)


WeLinkTalent are representing a global leader in life sciences, who has a global team of talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. Where ideas, big and small, provide genuine improvements to the world.



Global strategic procurement

  • Work closely with Global Category manager on category strategy development (e.g. provide site current and future business needs)
  • Monitor the implementation and execution of category strategies at site level
  • Support the execution of sourcing initiatives for delegated spend across assigned sites.
  • Participate in global & regional sourcing efforts which also includes to provide purchasing expertise in tendering, negotiation tactics, planning and contracting
  • Lead initiatives and various projects as a part of category development strategy, roll-out of new procurement policies/procedures and tools and take parts in optimization of transactional costs & efficiency of procurement activities (e.g. automation rates)
  • Share best-practice sharing and synergies across sites
  • Support standardization of specifications across sites and regions
  • Track country savings performance and identify potential savings, risks & opportunities
  • Drive utilization of on-line catalogues, E-Auctions and other leading edge sourcing tools

Ensuring business continuity and meeting of site business needs:

  • Ensure business continuity and supply/availability of direct materials
  • Partner with site stakeholders to understand and support the delivery of current and future business needs
  • Work with site controllers to provide spend and savings forecasts to management
  • Manage supplier changes and transitions

Manage supplier relationship and performance at site level:

  • Maintain and drive professional partnership/collaborationwith suppliers
  • Manage portfolio of suppliers and ensure compliance with requirements/policies
  • Support comprehensive supply risk assessment across existing supplier portfolio (incl. single source, capacity constraints, financial risks, quality risks, etc.)
  • Develop and implement mitigation solutions for key business risks identified
  • Be aware of the supply market dynamics and changes to ensure competitiveness and supply risks are mitigated



  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Science or any relevant discipline
  • Customer service mindset and ability to manage several priorities simultaneously
  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn new skill sets
  • Working knowledge of general business practices & Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Experience and knowledge of both Operational Procurement and Strategic Buying/Category management (i.e. Category strategy development)
  • Project management skills
  • Expertise in tendering and contracting Third party spend management
  • Strong negotiation skills & ability to persuade and influence suppliers to achieve best outcome
  • Hands on experience of using SAP ERP in a purchasing/procurement role
  • Hands on experience of using Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in the Pharma, BioTech, CMO or related industries
  • Experience working within a global team (strong command of English)
  • Good Analytical skills to create insight from large datasets


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  • Who are we?

WeLinkTalent is a boutique human capital consultancy firm specialising in the senior-level executive search covering Singapore and Asean. We link skills, personality and potential to the right opportunity to create value and synergies that benefit both parties.


  • Why us?

We are a unique name for recruitment, and we provide the "Best in League" Talent from our well-established network. We have a very competitive and transparent system. We engage with you and design a personalised recruitment strategy.


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